HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2256W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether prisoners who have been in Germany for a very long period and have suffered considerably in their health are automatically retained in the Army and can be sent on foreign service in the ordinary course or whether the authorities are making any special reservations in, regard to their treatment?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given to questions on this subject asked on the 25th February last by the hon. Members for Kettering, Bishop Auckland, and Edinburgh East, to the effect that no special privileges can be conferred on repatriated prisoners of war as against their comrades in the fighting line. Their health is carefully examined, but if men are fit in bodily health they must be treated alike, according to the age and categories, prescribed.